Red Bulls are no match for Galaxy trio

[MLS: Sunday] Landon Donovan has the all-time MLS goal-scoring record and he tied Steve Ralston's career assist record of 135 assists with three assists in the LA Galaxy's 4-0 win over the New York Red Bulls that moved it back into a tie with the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference standings and Supporters' Shield race. The Red Bulls had no answer at StubHub Center for the trio of Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes and in particular Donovan, who combined for all four goals.

Donovan, who has only two more regular-season home games in his final MLS season, gave the Red Bull right backs, rookie Chris Duvall and Richard Eckersley, fits and notched his 133rd career assist on Keane’s chip in the 8th minute, his 134th on Zardes’ goal and his 135th assist on Keane’s late goal to give him 11 assists in his last eight games.

Donovan's goal was his 10th of the year, bringing his record career total to 144. It marked just the second time in his 14-year career he has recorded double digits in goals and assists during a single season.

“Rarely do you see a player with the combination of being able to score goals and create goals," said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. "Those qualities are excellent. He used to be, I thought, purely a goal scorer. He’s a much better creator now. He’s a good passer of the ball. He’s improved. He’s gotten better. Him and Robbie have been responsible for bring Gyasi along. I think their ability to pass and move is critical to our success.”

Keane's two goals gave him 17 for the season, while Zardes has 16. Keane, Gyasi and Donovan have combined for 43 of the Galaxy's league-high 63 goals.

-- The Houston Dynamo kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on goals by Omar Cummings and Oscar Boniek Garcia. The Dynamo now trails the fifth-place Red Bulls by five points. The Fire is 10 points below the red line with five games to play.

MLS RESULTS, Week 29:
Sunday, September 28
Houston 2 Chicago 0.
HOU: Omar Cummings (Ricardo Clark) 15
HOU: Boniek Garcia (Brad Davis) 67
Att.: 20,262.

LA Galaxy 4 New York 0.
LA: Robbie Keane (Landon Donovan) 8
LA: Landon Donovan 50
LA: Gyasi Zardes (Landon Donovan) 69
LA: Robbie Keane  (Landon Donovan) 82
Att.: 25,102.


Saturday, September 27
Toronto FC 3, Portland 2

POR: Fanendo Adi (Diego Chara) 12
POR: own goal 16.
TFC: Nick Hagglund (Daniel Lovitz) 62.
TFC: Nick Hagglund (Gilberto, Michael Bradley) 70.
TFC: Michael Bradley 89.
Att.: 22,591.

D.C. United 1, Philadelphia 0

D.C.: Luis Silva (Chris Korb) 10.
Att.: 19,478.

Vancouver 2, Real Salt Lake 1

RSL: Nat Borchers (Javier Morales) 57.
VAN: Pedro Morales (pen.) 62.
VAN: Pedro Morales (Steven Beitashour, Kekuta Manneh) 78.
Att.: 19,395.

Seattle 4, Chivas USA 2

CHV: Erick Torres 12.
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Marco Pappa) 14.
CHV: own goal 18.
SEA: Lamar Neagle 37.
SEA: Clint Dempsey (Obafemi Martins) 45+1.
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Lamar Neagle) 51.
Att.: 38,713.

Columbus 2, Montreal 0

CLB: Ethan Finlay (Wil Trapp) 2.
CLB: Federico Higuain (pen.) 58.
Att.: 20,318.

Colorado 1, San Jose 1

COL: Gabriel Torres (Chris Klute, Dillon Serna) 84.
SJ: Atiba Harris (Matias Perez Garcia) 90+4.
Att.: 15,634.

Friday, September 26
Sporting KC 2 New England 3.
NE: Kelyn Rowe (Kevin Alston, Teal Bunbury) 22
NE: Jose Goncalves 35
SKC: Paulo Nagamura (Kevin Ellis) 54
SKC: Dom Dwyer (Paulo Nagamura, Toni), 56
NE: Jermaine Jones (Lee Nguyen) 85

Wednesday, September 24
FC Dallas 3 Seattle 1.
DAL: David Texeira (Andres Escobar) 8
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Clint Dempsey) 58
DAL: David Texeira (Andres Escobar) 78
DAL: Blas Perez (Michel) 88
Att.: 14,601.

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE

PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA

51 (30) D.C. United 15-9-6 46/34
45 (30) New England 14-13-3 44/42
45 (30) Sporting KC
13-11-6 45/37
43 (30) Columbus 11-9-10 43/36
41 (30) New York
10-9-11 48/46
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40 (29) Toronto FC 11-11-7 42/45
38 (30) Philadelphia 9-10-11 45/44
36 (29) Houston 10-13-6 35/50
31 (29) Chicago 5-8-16 37/45
24 (29) Montreal 6-18-6 34/54

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
57 (30) *Seattle 18-9-3 57/46
57 (30) *LA Galaxy 16-5-9 63/31
49 (30) Real Salt Lake 13-7-10 50/38
48 (30) FC Dallas 14-10-6 52/40
40 (30) Vancouver 9-8-13 38/40
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39 (30) Portland 9-9-12 54/51
32 (30) Colorado 8-14-8 41/54
29 (29) San Jose 6-12-11 34/42
24 (29) Chivas USA 6-18-6 25/58
*Clinched playoff berth.
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
24 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
20 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
17 Robbie Keane
, LA Galaxy
16 Gyasi Zardes, LA Galaxy
15 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
15 Obafemi Martins
, Seattle
13 Lee Nguyen, New England
13 Joao Plata
, Real Salt Lake
13 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
12 Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
12 Clint Dempsey, Seattle

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 30:
Thursday, October 2
8 p.m. ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Friday, October 3  
8 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC, NBCSN
Saturday, October 4
6 p.m. ET
New York vs. Houston, NBCSN
7 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas, UDN
7:30 p.m. ET
New England vs. Columbus
10:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC
11 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Portland, NBCSN
Sunday, October 5
3 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Seattle, UniMas
5 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Montreal
7 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 31:
Wednesday, October 8
7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Houston
10:30 p.m. ET
Portland vs. San Jose
Friday, October 10
8:30 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. Chicago
10 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. Vancouver, NBCSN
Saturday, October 11
4 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. New England
7 p.m. ET
Philadelphia vs. Columbus
New York vs. Toronto FC
9:30 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Colorado
Sunday, October 12
3 p.m. ET
Houston vs. D.C. United, UniMas
7 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 32:
Thursday, October 16
8 p.m. ET
Houston vs. New England, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Friday, October 17
10 p.m. ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake, NBCSN
Saturday, October 18
2 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal, UDN
3 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. FC Dallas, NBCSN
7 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Chicago
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Vancouver
Sunday, October 19
3 p.m. ET
New York vs. Columbus, UniMas
8:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 32:
Wednesday, October 22
9:30 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA
Friday, October 24
8 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Houston
Saturday, October 25
2:30 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy, NBC
4 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United
7:30 p.m. ET
New England vs. Toronto FC
8:30 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Portland
10 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado, UDN
Sunday, October 26
3 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. San Jose, UniMas
5 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Philadelphia
8:30 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. New York, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

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